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Travis Barker Throws Epic Birthday Bash for Son Landon « The … – KROQ

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

By Robyn Collins Blink-182’s Travis Barker threw his son Landon an epic birthday bash. The 14-year-old’s party included a backyard filled with excited guests and a performance by rapper Lil Pump. Related: Travis Barker Shares Personalized ‘Home Is Such A Lonely Place’ Video The young Barker shared a clip of himself performing on stage with Pump, and thanking his Dad “for the party of the century.” Travis posted, “Best party…

Mount Vernon-born jazz drummer denied entry into US – The Journal News | LoHud.com

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE The White House sent a list of immigration policy demands to Congress that President Trump says must be included in legislation addressing “Dreamers.” Video provided by Newsy Newslook Alvin Queen(Photo: Submitted, Tim Dickeson) A professional jazz drummer born in Mount Vernon has been denied entry into the United States over a 50-year-old conviction. Alvin Queen had hoped to perform at a concert in Washington, D.C….

Mehta, Israel Philharmonic to start tour at Carnegie Hall – SFGate

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Caption Close NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are starting a two-week North American tour at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The Oct. 25 opening-night concert will feature an all-Mozart program including the overture to “The Marriage of Figaro.” The orchestra will visit Toronto, California and Florida before returning to Carnegie Hall on Nov. 7 through Nov. 9. The tour will celebrate the legacy of…

The Populele makes it fun/easy to learn the “devil’s guitar” – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

As a staunch believer in non-existent superstitions I feel that the ukulele is a very dangerous, sensual instrument that could lead to the ruination of our young people and rend the very fabric of society. That said, I can now play Stand By Me on the Populele, a feat that was rendered possible by the melding of LEDs, Bluetooth, and a clever app. The Populele by Popuband is a $159…

Post Malone How to Be a Rockstar … Multiple Attempts Required – TMZ.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Post Malone quickly realized technique is everything if you wanna be a guitar-smashing rock star — but he was still able to live up to his own song title. Eventually. Post was doing a show Tuesday night in Fort Lauderdale, when he had Postmates deliver a sweet red guitar from a local Guitar Center. We’re told it cost him about $1,000. help @Postmates I wanna order 100 guitars to smash…

Santa Clarita Philharmonic moves to the Performing Arts Center and announces its 4th Annual Student Concerto … – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dr. Mark Elfont, Santa Clarita Contributor   For the 2017-2018 season, the Santa Clarita Philharmonic will be performing at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center of the College of the Canyons. After four seasons at the Hart High School Auditorium, the orchestra is moving to the magnificent Performing Arts Center with its large stage and accommodations for close to 1000 music lovers. The PAC…

Conductor relieved of orchestra duties – The Brown Daily Herald

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Updated Oct. 18 at 9:32 a.m. The mood changed in Sayles Hall Tuesday night when orchestra students learned that Conductor Brandon Keith Brown, who was hired by the University for the 2017-18 academic year in May 2017, will no longer serve as their director. With a concert set Friday, one may expect a sudden transition in leadership to bring panic, but orchestra students described a different feeling — relief. “We’re…

The Populele makes it fun/easy to learn the “devil’s guitar” – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

As a staunch believer in non-existent superstitions I feel that the ukulele is a very dangerous, sensual instrument that could lead to the ruination of our young people and rend the very fabric of society. That said, I can now play Stand By Me on the Populele, a feat that was rendered possible by the melding of LEDs, Bluetooth, and a clever app. The Populele by Popuband is a $159…

Travis Barker Throws Son Epic 14th Bday Lil Pump Rocks the House!!! – TMZ.com

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

If Travis Barker‘s looking for another side project it should be party planning … because the 14th birthday bash he threw his son, Landon, shamed just about every over-the-top Sweet 16. Travis turned his backyard into a mini-concert and the headliner was Lil Pump. Pump’s got the No. 3 album on the charts, so it’s a big deal. We’re told there were around 100 guests, including Stevie Wonder‘s kids and…

Concert Review: Evanescence Amp Up the Drama With 20-Piece … – Variety

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, as she and the band led a 20-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre Sunday night, previewing the group’s fourth album, “Synthesis,” which comes out November 10. Both the concert and the album — Evanescence’s first since its self-titled 2011 effort — offer a reimagining of the group’s catalog with a full…

Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra stages opera performance in West Hartford – Torrington Register Citizen

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Caption Close WEST HARTFORD — The Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra will present a concert staging of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s first comic opera, “Cox and Box,” at its opening concert of the 2017-18 season, Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., the Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. Featuring three experienced Gilbert and Sullivan singers from Broadway, Daniel Greenwood, tenor, James Mills, baritone and Matthew Wages, bass-baritone, “Cox and…

Hear John5′s Cover of Metallica’s "Enter Sandman" – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Artists: Metallica, John5 Tags: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Olson Guitarworks Pulls Back Curtain on 17-String Guitar | Guitar … – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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The Populele makes it fun/easy to learn the “devil’s guitar … – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

As a staunch believer in non-existent superstitions I feel that the ukulele is a very dangerous, sensual instrument that could lead to the ruination of our young people and rend the very fabric of society. That said, I can now play Stand By Me on the Populele, a feat that was rendered possible by the melding of LEDs, Bluetooth, and a clever app. The Populele by Popuband is a $159…

An Appreciation of St. Vincent’s Guitar Skills – Vulture – Vulture

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Classical mythology is malleable. Take the origin of Athena. Was it Prometheus, Ares, or Hephaestus who cleaved open Zeus’s head, thus allowing the patron goddess of Athens and future inventor of the flute to spring forth? As usual, it depends on who’s telling the tale. Annie Clark, best known as the rock musician St. Vincent, lacks all the fantastical origins of a Homeric goddess. But the…

Historic Eric Clapton Strat: “The Heir to Blackie” Goes on Sale … – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

In 2004, when Eric Clapton’s coveted black Fender Stratocaster, “Blackie,” sold at Christies at a then-record-breaking price of $959,500, the guitar world was astounded. That Strat was Clapton’s favorite “sidekick” for more than 15 years and was adored—and heard—by guitar fans around the world. In the years since, guitars have sold into the millions of dollars, but the sale of Blackie at nearly $1 million 14 years ago provided a tipping point in the…

Percussionist rocks out with a blazing triangle solo during Florida Orchestra performance – Tampabay.com (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oh, the poor triangle. It’s the orchestra equivalent of a rock band’s tamborine, and such easy fodder for jokes. RELATED NEWS/ARCHIVE Oscar winner Viola Davis to speak at University of South Florida in Tampa 7 Months Ago Viola Davis lecture in Tampa moved to USF Sun Dome 6 Months Ago Dylan McDermott, ‘Spaceballs’ retrospective coming to St. Petersburg’s 2017 Sunscreen Film Festival 6 Months Ago But the triangle can rock, apparently,…

Supergroup Featuring Mastodon Guitarist, Tool Drummer To Open For Primus In Oakland NYE – CBS San Francisco Bay Area

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

By Dave Pehling OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The mysterious nautically themed supergroup known as Legend of the Seagullmen that features members of Tool and Mastodon will make it’s Bay Area debut in Oakland, opening for local heroes Primus on New Year’s Eve. The Los Angeles based band featuring Tool drummer Danny Carey, Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds, bass player Peter Griffin (Zappa Plays Zappa, Dethklok, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra), guitarist/producer Jimmy Hayward (also…

Concert Review: Evanescence Amp Up the Drama With 20-Piece Orchestra at LA’s Greek Theatre – Variety

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, as she and the band led a 20-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre Sunday night, previewing the group’s fourth album, “Synthesis,” which comes out November 10. Both the concert and the album — Evanescence’s first since its self-titled 2011 effort — offer a reimagining of the group’s catalog with a full…